Organization Description

DreamYard programs develop artistic voice, nurture young peoples’ desire to make change and cultivate the skills necessary to reach positive goals.

DreamYard believes that young people in the Bronx need a continuous set of supports to help them towards positive outcomes as they navigate their educational pathway. Through offering sustained and meaningful supports youth participating in DreamYard’s programming develop the necessary tools to become creative and engaged citizens, life-long learners and leaders and innovators of the 21st century.

Impact of SCE Support

To deepen and improve the quality of their interconnected, student-centered Creative Career-Focused Strategy that provides young people with equitable access to internships and work-based learning opportunities, ultimately achieving DreamYard’s goal of working to break systemic poverty in the Bronx.

Specifically, SCE’s grant will support DreamYard’s BX Start, an entrepreneurial & gaming learning center, allow for the development of a data collection system to track internship and work-based learning outcomes, and provide career exposure and readiness trainings.

Why We Funded

We appreciate DreamYard’s unique and authentic approach which empowers young people to be confident, creative leaders through artistic development, digital literacy, academic enrichment and a commitment to social justice.

DreamYard collaborates with Bronx youth, families and schools to build pathways to equity and opportunity through the arts.
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